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Vengeance Shorts

Total Issues: 2

Small pamphlet magazines offering "Thrilling Tales of Crime and Punishment" issued toward the end of the Second World War when paper rationing was at its height.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1945 – May-1946: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Formats:   digest
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   36pp
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Ventura II

Total Issues: 1

Fanzine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1965
Publishers:   Phillip A. Harrell, 2632 Vincent Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23509
Editors:   Phillip A. Harrell

The Venture [1928]

Total Issues: 6

"The Venture, tastefully produced, adorned with woodcuts and filled with neo-Georgian poems and stories, was in reality an undergraduate heir to Sir John Squire's London Mercury."

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1928 – Jun-1930
Editors:   Anthony Blunt (Nov 1928-Jun 1929), H. Romilly Fedden & Michael Redgrave

Venture [1953]

Small magazine with articles, short stories, poetry and book reviews. Subtitled "The Baylor Literary Quarterly".

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1953 – ?
Publishers:   Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Formats:   6" x 9¼"
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   42pp

Venture Action Stories

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1940: Adventure Fiction Index
Publishers:   Venture, St Elmo, Tennessee
Formats:   large pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Venture Science Fiction

Total Issues: 10+6=16

Suspended from 1958 to 1969, during which time it was "incorporated" into The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1957 – #10, 1958: Science Fiction Index
  #11, 1969 – #16, 1970: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  1st series, Fantasy House; 2nd series, Mercury Press

Editors

  1st series, Robert P. Mills; 2nd series, Edward L. Ferman

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c; 2nd series 60c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  bimonthly

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Venture Science Fiction (UK)

Total Issues: 28

British reprint of stories from The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and Venture Science Fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1963 – #28, 1965: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co., Ltd., London, England.
Editors:   Ronald Wickers
Formats:   digest
Prices:   2/6d-3/-
Pagecounts:   112pp-128pp
Frequency:   monthly
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Venture Science Fiction (Australia)

Australian reprint edition of Venture Science Fiction. Identical to the equivalent British reprint issues published two months earlier, except for pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   pulp
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Venture Science Fiction (New Zealand)

New Zealand reprint edition of Venture Science Fiction. Identical to the equivalent British reprint issues, except for pricing.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s: Science Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   pulp
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Venus [1927]

Total Issues: 2?

Subtitled "Tales of Love and Passion".

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1927 – Apr-1927?
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Uncovered: The Hidden Art of Girlie Pulps
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Venus [1958]

Issues & Index Sources:  1958 – 1960: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
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Venus [1973]

Subtitled "entertainment for the contemporary woman".

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1973 – ?
Publishers:   California Girl Publishing, New York

Verb

Formerly Treasure House.

Issues & Index Sources:  ? – 1998?
Publishers:   Suite 3A, 1106 Oak Hill Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 (in 1998)
Editors:   J.G. Wofensberger (in 1998)
Frequency:   thrice-yearly
Email Address:   thpublish@aol.com

Verbicide Magazine

Total Issues: 25

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2000 – Winter 2009: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Scissor Press, New Haven, CT
Editors:   Jackson Ellis
Formats:   bedsheet
Prices:   $3.95
Frequency:   thrice-yearly
Website:   www.scissorpress.com

Verdict

Total Issues: 4+2+1=7

Following the successful launch of Manhunt, the publishers launched a similar magazine as Verdict but it never made a mark in a crowded market and folded after only 4 issues, The same publishers tried again three years later but, again, the magazine folded after a brief run.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1953 – Sep-1953: Crime Fiction Index
  Aug-1956 – Nov-1956, as Verdict Crime Detection Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
  Jan-1957, as Verdict: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Flying Eagle Publications

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  monthly; 2nd series irregular

Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Verdict (UK)

Total Issues: 8

British reprint edition with the first four issues reprinting from Verdict, the fourth from Manhunt and the remaining three issues from Pursuit.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1953 – Aug-1954: Crime Fiction Index
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